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Better Than Somalia -- How to Feel Good About Gun Violence

Evan DeFilippis | Posted 04.25.2015 | Crime
Evan DeFilippis

Unsurprisingly, the United States does indeed have a lower homicide rate than countries in the middle of civil war, run by despots, or struggling with crippling poverty. Should we really be patting ourselves on the back that our homicide rate just barely beats out Yemen?

Rising Government Debt and the Next Global Recession

Daniel Wagner | Posted 04.11.2015 | Business
Daniel Wagner

The recently released report from the McKinsey Global Institute on global debt is an important, and sobering, look at how little the world appears to have learned from the Global Recession, and just how dangerous levels of sovereign and consumer debt have become in the interim.

Defining Justice for Environmental Refugees

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

There is a growing group of people in our world who are in a legal limbo: environmental refugees. And this problem is only going to get bigger as time goes on.